BARCELONA, SPAIN -- (Marketwired) -- 02/23/14 -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced two additions to its leading business tablet lineup, both of which are available with a broad set of accessories to help transform tablets into total business solutions that increase mobility and security.
- The HP ElitePad 1000 has been upgraded with a brighter and more durable touch screen with a 16:10 screen-aspect ratio, 4G connectivity(1) and 64-bit capabilities to go along with its world-class design and HP Smart Jacket accessory ecosystem.
- The new HP ProPad 600 offers essential productivity with on-the-go, long battery life, and versatile Windows 8.1 and x86 compatibility for legacy applications.(2)
HP also launched the HP TX1 POS Solution, a sleek yet durable HP ProPad based point-of-sale (POS) solution that bolsters HP's world-class portfolio of retail solutions for tablets that help businesses deliver a secure and simple retail experience to their customers.
Tablets have taken a central role in business with 21 percent of employees requesting a tablet from their IT managers.(3) The changing nature of work -- including an increasingly diverse, tech-savvy workforce and the evolution of the traditional workplace -- has led to growing demand for light, flexible, powerful mobile devices such as HP tablets that both support a work/life blend and lock in to an organization's IT infrastructure for manageability and increased security.
"Our tablets and mobile ecosystem continue to evolve to meet the growing transformation of the workplace," said Enrique Lores, senior vice president and general manager, Commercial PCs, HP. "The line between work and life has blurred to the point that it's now a true blend, where employees increasingly require stylish, business-ready mobile devices that don't make any sacrifices to productivity, reliability or security."
HP ElitePad: The premier business tablet
The sleek, new HP ElitePad business tablet features Windows 8.1 and 64-bit x86 compatibility to allow businesses to adapt to changing business needs and stay competitive. HP's thinnest tablet ever -- just 9.2 mm thin and weighing 1.5 pounds -- the HP ElitePad is elegantly designed with a stunning direct-bonded 10.1-inch diagonal Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array (WUXGA) multitouch panel that is outdoor viewable. This is mated with a durable, scratch-resistant, antismudge, easy-to-clean Corning™ Gorilla™ Glass 3 display screen. Staying productive while on the move is made even easier with an optional Qualcomm™ Gobi™ 4G LTE modem, a product of Qualcomm Technologies Inc. The HP ElitePad also features a CNC-machined aluminum unibody chassis that is engineered to withstand MIL-STD 810G testing(4) and up to 115,000 hours of reliability testing through the HP Total Test Process.
The HP ElitePad is backed by a complete accessory ecosystem that ensures maximum productivity, security and ease of use. HP Smart Jackets such as the Expansion Jacket can extend battery life while expanding connectivity options, and the Productivity Jacket offers a substantial productivity boost with a built-in keyboard, USB ports, an adjustable stand and more. HP Smart Jackets also offer a customizable tablet experiences for specific business uses. This includes a Security Jacket with multifactor user authentication through smart card support and a fingerprint reader to prevent unauthorized access, and a Retail POS Jacket, which is included in the HP MX10 Retail Solution.